Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt reacts during a match. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Gavin Hunt revealed the secret to Bidvest Wits finally getting the better of Cape Town City. After four previous defeats to the Cape side this season, the Clever Boys emerged victorious with a hard-fought 2-1 success at the Athlone Stadium on Saturday night.

“They’ve beaten us four times this season by playing on the counter,” said Hunt. “So we changed things this time – we let them have the ball and we played on the counter. It worked, and we were good value for the win.

“I thought we were good on the night. City never really looked like scoring, so when they got the equaliser in the second half, I thought ‘well, here we go again’. But we got the second goal and then we kept our cool.”

Wits had a terrible time of it last year, but have finally managed to turn things around. After languishing towards the basement of the PSL standings for most of the season, they are now up to eighth position, with 28 points, just three behind a stuttering City.

“Who knows where we can finish?” said Hunt. “I think we’ve probably got the best form in the league at the moment. We were diabolical in the first half of the season, now we just have to keep going.”

Hunt singled out new winger Abednigo Mosiahlaga and Lehohlonolo Majoro for special praise. Mosiahlaga terrorised the City defence all night, while Majoro got both goals against his former club.

“I loaned him (Mosiahlaga) out to Stellies earlier this season, but I think he’s got something special,” said Hunt. “His final ball is still not good enough – I call him the 'postman' because he never delivers. But he’s improving, and he’s one for the future; he gives us something extra.

“Majoro has been good for us. He makes the ball stick. And once the ball sticks, then, as a team, you can play. With him in attack, we’ll get goals, not just from him but from other areas as well.”

As for City, despite Wits finally managing to win a game, Hunt acknowledged the quality of his opponents.

“City are a good side. They’ve got a lot of pace and they’ll hurt many teams. They always have the potential to break out, and Teko (Modise) has been fantastic for them.”

IOL Sport

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